Sundergarh: In yet another instance of superstition, a seven-year-old child was branded with hot iron rod to cure his disease at Biramitrapur in Sundergarh district today.
The child sustained critical burn injuries on belly and rushed to Rourkela government hospital for treatment.
According to reports, the minor boy was suffering from blood deficiency known as anaemia. The parents of the minor boy branded him to cure the diseases instead of consulting doctors.
As a result, he was critically injured.